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4 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection )

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Conventional cleaning products are expensive and can be hazardous to your health. Not to mention the amount of paper we waste using paper towels. Green your cleaning process by following these easy eco-friendly cleaning tips

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Jav R. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:56 am
Gracias, muy util

Angelika R. (145)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:57 am
I'm amazed over and again how much behind/ spoiled in so many things the US appears to be, even needing such simple tips..and you have to visit a HEALTH STORE to buy green(non toxic) cleaning products??? oh my..

Angelika R. (145)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:58 am
..meant to say health FOOD store.

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (62)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:10 am
Good tips,thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:18 am
All I use is vinegar and baking soda. My house smells like a salad every Monday, but salads are green too....
If you know a Nurse/Doc/Vet, see if you can get your hands on some old, used, cloth surgical pack wraps. THE best cleaning cloths in the world and they last forever...and ever...

Donna G. (41)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:41 pm
I don't use a Swiffer mop. But, I do use the Swiffer dust clothes. They work way better with grabbing the dust than an ordinary cloth ripped from an old T-shirt. The Swiffer clothes can be washed and reused a number of times before they end up falling apart and have to be tossed.


Birgit W. (155)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:33 pm

Jen A. (4)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 3:13 pm
I already do 3 out of the 4. I wish I had the time and ability to make my own cleaning products since they would be more eco-friendly.

Kate Kenner (214)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:02 pm
I already do most of this.I do buy paper towels but rarely use them so they last a long tim. I buy the natural ones instead of the bleached ones. With animals in the house I do use them sometimes. I think a roll lasts about a year.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:19 pm
Thank you for the good advice !

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:09 pm
Good tips. I already do most of them. Thanks Cher

John De Avalon (36)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:09 am
Excellent article. Thank you for posting.

(Great website)

Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:38 am
Thanks.....those are great tips.......ditching paper towels will be the hardest for me.

Fi T. (18)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:02 am
Easy enough to do

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:21 am

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:56 am
Single use mops?? Paper towels?? As if!!

Debra G. (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:47 pm
There are many neighborhood associations that outright prohibit outside laundry lines. I didn't care at first, til my MIL told me to first hang a favorite shirt I ruined with cooking oil outside. 2 days later, the grease spots were gone. Had I just washed it, those spots would've been permanent. Good ol' sunshine did the trick. It's not just an Eco-friendly tip, it's better. So I fight those community covenants when I can.

Maria Mohoric (46)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 6:19 am
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